Weekly Photo Challenge: Juxtaposition

juxtaposition is “the act of placing things side by side, especially for the purpose of comparison or contrast”.

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Chicago features prominent buildings in an array of various styles, its architecture has a great influence on American architecture. Here is the list of these beautiful tall buildings.


On October 8th ,the Chicago Fire started and burned to Tuesday, October 10, 1871, most buildings in downtown area were destroyed (about 3.3 square miles). Chicago was rebuilt and continued to grow as one of the most populous American cities.

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Glad to see you! Happy weekend :)

76 responses

  1. Great captures! I love the old next to the new. It has an interesting symmetry. Happy weekend! :-D

    January 25, 2014 at 7:34 am

    • Amy

      Happy to hear your comment, Jackie! The contrast is so obvious :)

      January 25, 2014 at 9:19 am

  2. I’ve lived in Chicago for so long but I don’t even recognize these buildings. It is nice to see the city through someone’s eyes. Thank you!

    January 25, 2014 at 7:36 am

    • Amy

      It such a big city, so much to see! I took many photos along the Michigan Ave :)

      January 25, 2014 at 9:21 am

  3. Great choices Amy! :)

    January 25, 2014 at 8:41 am

  4. Amy

    Thank you, LuAnn :)

    January 25, 2014 at 9:23 am

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  6. kz

    beautiful examples! :)

    January 25, 2014 at 9:39 am

    • Amy

      Thank you, kz! Happy to see ya :)

      January 25, 2014 at 10:10 am

  7. Superb choices to present the theme !!! You have so effectively placed the photos to point out the difference,Besides,your photos bear amazing architectural elements !!!
    Have a splendid weekend,dear Amy !

    January 25, 2014 at 9:52 am

    • Amy

      Thank you so much for your encouraging comments, Doda! The architecture in Chicago is really beautiful!

      January 25, 2014 at 10:09 am

  8. Excellent images Amy. I bet that sculpture looks amazing in the summer. Assuming the plants at its base grows to cover it in flowers and greenery.

    January 25, 2014 at 11:01 am

    • Amy

      I value your nice comment, Jeff! I was glad that the sculpture was place in front of the white building on the photo, which shows much better… I’m surprised that you spot the small flowers and greenery under the sculpture. I think it may be pretty, hope they won’t cover the structure of the sculpture.

      January 25, 2014 at 4:20 pm

      • It looks like they might be morning glories or something. Some kind of climbing plant anyway. You should try to get a picture of her in full bloom.

        January 25, 2014 at 7:46 pm

        • Amy

          I’d love to go back there and take a look… :)

          January 25, 2014 at 8:39 pm

  9. great take on the challenge. i’d been to chicago serveral times and i can vouch that anybody who’s into architecture would love the see the city skyline.

    January 25, 2014 at 11:59 am

    • Amy

      I agree, Plaridel! You are a world traveler and tell wonderful stories.

      January 25, 2014 at 12:41 pm

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  12. Excellent pictures Amy!

    January 25, 2014 at 1:01 pm

    • Amy

      Thank you so much for your kind comment!

      January 25, 2014 at 4:21 pm

  13. Really striking!

    January 25, 2014 at 3:29 pm

    • Amy

      Thank you for your support, Sarah :) I’m so encouraged :)

      January 25, 2014 at 4:22 pm

      • That’s one thing I like about blogging, genuine support and encouragement from people you’ve never even met before!

        January 25, 2014 at 6:02 pm

        • Amy

          I agree wholeheartedly, Sarah! I often share some of the comments I get with my hubby, he is totally amazed by the support in our blog community :)

          January 25, 2014 at 6:21 pm

          • There’s a lot of positivity and inspiration from connecting with others on WordPress that I don’t find in other social networking!

            January 26, 2014 at 9:56 am

            • Amy

              Yep :)

              January 26, 2014 at 11:18 am

  14. Great entry Amy! Love picture two!

    January 25, 2014 at 3:44 pm

    • Amy

      So glad you like it, Nicole! The sculpture itself is striking…

      January 25, 2014 at 4:23 pm

  15. So lucky to be a Chicagoan, it was cool to be reminded (via your eyes) of just what is all around me everyday. Well done. Dan

    January 25, 2014 at 4:57 pm

    • Amy

      I appreciate so much of your encouraging comment, Dan! Chicago is a great city, you’re lucky :)
      Thank you for stopping by and leaving comment.

      January 25, 2014 at 6:18 pm

  16. You have absolutely nailed the theme Amy. Stunning photos!

    January 25, 2014 at 5:19 pm

    • Amy

      Thank you so, so much! Appreciate your support, Sue!

      January 26, 2014 at 11:44 am

  17. that is super cool! The colours and patterns… wow.

    January 25, 2014 at 7:43 pm

    • Amy

      Thank you so much, CT! Now I wish I had taken more pics of Chicago :)

      January 25, 2014 at 8:41 pm

      • Only more reason to go back ;)

        January 26, 2014 at 2:24 am

        • Amy


          January 26, 2014 at 11:44 am

  18. You did an amazing job with the challenge…I really like the sculpture.

    January 25, 2014 at 7:52 pm

    • Amy

      Thank you, Charlie! The sculpture was done artistically…

      January 25, 2014 at 8:43 pm

  19. Wow! The sculpture is wonderful and I love the bright blue building behind the older stone one.

    January 25, 2014 at 8:54 pm

    • Amy

      I like that one, too. It gave a different perspective when I saw these two building from another angel of the street…

      January 26, 2014 at 12:03 pm

  20. These are all brilliant, Amy. Love the contrasts, but the stunning sculpture is my favourite. :)

    January 25, 2014 at 8:56 pm

    • Amy

      The sculpture looked so graceful unlike many other sculpture there… Glad you like it :)

      January 26, 2014 at 12:06 pm

  21. Amy, this is a stunning example of juxtaposition! You make me wish I still taught juxtaposition if high school literature classes. I would show your wonderful photograph and show them how the term applies to art as well as words!

    January 25, 2014 at 10:05 pm

    • Amy

      Hi Marylin, Your comment that connects my humble photos with the literature classes you taught is a wonderful compliment, I’m so very much flattered by that!

      January 26, 2014 at 12:11 pm

  22. Stunning entry and photo’s Amy! :D

    January 25, 2014 at 11:57 pm

    • Amy

      Thank you , Sonel :) This was a challenging one!

      January 26, 2014 at 12:12 pm

  23. I just love these two photos, Amy! The one with the clouds mirrored in the building is just beautiful. And the second is fascinating with the two buildings being so different. You did a great job with the challenge!

    January 25, 2014 at 11:57 pm

    • Amy

      I was surprised that the cloud was captured well. Those two buildings were a block away from each other. Glad I could share them with you, Debra!

      January 26, 2014 at 12:15 pm

  24. long story, short: beyond stunning, Amy! :) congrats & respectful regards, Mélanie

    January 26, 2014 at 2:14 am

    • Amy

      I appreciate very much of your kind comment, Melanie! Thank you so much for taking time to view and leaning comment!

      January 26, 2014 at 12:16 pm

  25. Excellent! Nice interpretation for the Challenge. Mixing old with new. Nicely done!

    January 26, 2014 at 6:26 am

    • Amy

      I’m so glad you stopping by and liking it! Happy to see you, Alexandria!

      January 26, 2014 at 12:17 pm

  26. Excellent examples, a bit jarring really the difference between the buildings.

    January 26, 2014 at 6:38 am

    • Amy

      Thank you!! I enjoyed walking around to appreciate the chicago architecture :)

      January 26, 2014 at 12:19 pm

  27. Great pictures – the reflections of clouds on the skyscraper are amazing!

    January 26, 2014 at 7:03 am

    • Amy

      I was lucky to capture the cloud. It was such a joy to walk along the street and appreciate these buildings…

      January 26, 2014 at 12:21 pm

  28. Perfect! Perfect! Perfect, Amy! :) I especially love 1 and 2 but they’re all amazing examples.

    January 26, 2014 at 9:38 am

    • Amy

      Awww, Thank you so much, Jo! So happy you like it :)

      January 26, 2014 at 12:22 pm

  29. Simply brilliant! Smashing photos too – and what a beauty that lady statue. Well done.

    January 26, 2014 at 10:45 am

    • Amy

      Appreciate so much of your comment, Leya! The lady statue is beautifully done.

      January 26, 2014 at 12:23 pm

  30. Nice examples for this photo theme!

    January 26, 2014 at 10:51 am

    • Amy

      So glad you think these are good example for the theme :) Thank you for stopping by!

      January 26, 2014 at 12:24 pm

  31. Nice shots, Amy!

    January 26, 2014 at 12:46 pm

  32. Wow. Talk about “nailing it”. You exceeded the challenge! Super

    January 26, 2014 at 4:29 pm

  33. This is fabulous!!! Love the colors, styles, etc.

    January 26, 2014 at 5:15 pm

  34. Graphic and PERFECT for the challenge!

    January 26, 2014 at 7:03 pm

  35. Really like both shots Amy, each of which is perfect for the challenge. That second shot actually looks like someone placed the blue building there just for the shot! Well done.

    January 26, 2014 at 7:27 pm

  36. Wonderful juxtapositions!

    January 26, 2014 at 8:13 pm

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  39. I think you have achieved wonderful juxtaposition.

    January 27, 2014 at 7:28 pm

    • Amy

      Such a wonderful compliment, Dawn! I’m so encouraged :)

      January 27, 2014 at 7:31 pm

      • :)

        January 28, 2014 at 2:47 am

  40. Stunning shots! The organic flow of the sculpture against the rigid buildings is gorgeous! They’re all beautiful shots – well done!

    January 28, 2014 at 12:32 pm

  41. Magnificent selection of photos for the challenges.
    The architecture is incredible.

    February 5, 2014 at 12:49 pm

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